Skills for Success
Skills for Success is a series of skills sessions, run by graduate employers. Sessions cover a wide range of transferable or employability skills, for example, teamworking, negotiation skills, project management, commercial awareness etc and they provide an excellent opportunity for you to practise some of the skills that you will need to succeed in the future, whatever your chosen career.
Sessions take place on campus and usually last for around two hours. They are highly participative – a typical session will involve an introduction by the employer followed by working in a group on a particular task or issue, presenting the results and receiving feedback. You will learn from other participants as well as from the session leader – most students report that they find the sessions useful, interesting and enjoyable. Participation in Skills for Success provides excellent preparation for assessment centres and selection days.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – please read carefully:
There is a programme of Skills for Success sessions in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 - you can take part in one or more sessions depending on your interests and requirements for skills development. Students who attend 5 or more sessions during the academic year 2012/13 are eligible to receive a Certificate of Attendance – attendance from previous years cannot be carried forward.
If you are in your final year and you plan to use your participation in Skills for Success for your Sheffield Graduate Award you MUST ensure that you complete all your sessions before the submission date of your SGA portfolio. Bear in mind that sessions fill up quickly and you may not be able to book all that interest you – and what will you do if a session is cancelled? – you need to think and plan ahead!
Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. You will be required to sign in for each session that you attend; if you arrive late, leave early or you do not sign in for any reason your attendance may not be registered. Non-attenders may be excluded from future sessions.
Who can take part in Skills for Success?
Skills for Success sessions are open to current University of Sheffield students in all subjects and all years of study. You are expected to actively contribute to the sessions you attend – employers will provide feedback on your participation - so come along prepared to join in!
What have students said about Skills for Success?
‘Many thanks for the brilliant range of sessions; I've learnt a lot more than I anticipated and overall enjoyed it massively’.
‘Very interactive - allowed us to problem solve and think independently’.
‘Useful exercises, will definitely use many skills learned today in the future’.
‘It was a very good session – very interactive. Helps you think and use your head in real situations’.
What's On Diary - How to find out more about Skills for Success?
Full details of the sessions planned for each semester can be found via the What’s On Diary or in the A5 Skills for Success leaflet available from the Careers Service and the Student Jobshop or via the Skills for Success download on the right hand side.
How do I book a place?
Choose the session(s) you want to attend and note the date that bookings open. Then call in to the Careers Service, 388 Glossop Road to book your place and to receive confirmation of your booking.
PLEASE NOTE: You *must* come to the Careers Service and book in person - we cannot take bookings over the telephone or by email under any circumstances.
When do I receive my Certificate of Attendance?
Eligible students will be notified by email and invited to collect their Certificate from the Careers Service. Certificates are available following the final Skills for Success session of the academic year – certificates for finalists using Skills for Success for the Sheffield Graduate Award will be produced prior to the SGA portfolio submission date (please note certificates cannot be produced outside of these times).